Festivals, butterfly releases and 6 more things to do in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 13-15

Grapevine's Nash Farm will host an old-fashioned 1950s-era Barn Dance.

Grapevine's Nash Farm will host an old-fashioned 1950s-era Barn Dance.

It is officially the season for festivals, costume events and other celebrations. Here are eight of them that are happening in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend.


1. Nash Farm to host family-friendly barn dance
Guests are invited to put on their dancing shoes and grab a partner for an old-fashioned, 1950s-era barn dance. The dance will have live music, dances, a fried chicken boxed supper, as well as horseshoes games and a campfire for roasting s'mores. Guests are encouraged to wear 1950s Western wear.

Tickets to the dance are $20, and advanced purchase is required. 6:30 p.m. 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185www.grapevinetexasusa.com

2. Vintage Tex hosts Halloween Styling Party
Grapevine's vintage clothing store Vintage Tex will host a Halloween Styling Party on Friday, Oct. 13. Guests can expect Halloween costume ideas, hair and make-up tips, Halloween music and more. Stylists will be on hand to help every guest find their ideal Halloween costume, from Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to fortune tellers and prom queens.

Free. 7-9 p.m. Vintage Tex, 603 S. Main St., Ste. 300, Grapevine. 972-489-7694. vintagetex.com


3. Community leaders ready to celebrate Southlake
Southlake's new event Celebrate Southlake will celebrate the city's history and culture, starting the event with the rededication of Frank Cornish IV Park in Southlake Town Square. The park's plaque honoring Frank Cornish IV was defaced earlier this year, so during the ceremony the city plans to place a second plaque near the courtyard of the park. The afternoon will also feature cultural arts and crafts, stage entertainment and food vendors.

Free. 9 a..m.-1 p.m. Southlake Town Square, 1560 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-748-8919. www.mysouthlakenews.com/2017/09/city-of-southlake/mayor-and-city-council-to-celebrate-southlake

4. Grapevine celebrates the monarch butterfly
The 20th annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event focused on the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico through Grapevine. The event will feature butterfly releases, a costume parade, crafts and activities.

Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby/

5. Nash Farm to host 17th annual Fall Round-Up
Nash Farm will host interactive carnival-themed activities for its 17th annual Fall Round-Up. Some events include a family apple pie-making station, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, pony rides, tractor-drawn wagon rides, carnival games, woodworking demonstrations, live music, farm animals and more. Beans, cornbread and other farm favorites will be available for purchase.

Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/17th-annual-fall-round-up/20155/

6. GRACE Gala to benefit nonprofit's programs
Tickets are still on sale for this charity event. The evening will feature auctions, entertainment, food and wine. All proceeds go to GRACE.

Individual tickets are $325. Silent auction begins at 5:30 p.m., ballroom doors open at 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport, 2334 N. International Parkway, DFW Airport. 817-305-4564. www.gracegala.org


7. Apex to present 'DSO on the GO'
Apex Arts League and The Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform in Southlake as part of the DSO on the GO concert series. DSO Principal Second Violin Angela Fuller Heyde will perform Edgar Meyer's Violin Concerto, a traditional solo work with bluegrass roots. Other works on the program will explore folk music with mixes of American themes and Czech roots.

General tickets are $19, $15 for Apex members and $9 for students. 6 p.m. White's Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake. 800-481-8914. www.apexartsleague.com

8. Pug Parade coming to Grapevine
Grapevine will host the 21st annual Pug-O-Ween. Pugs and their humans can walk in the Pug Parade, compete in the pet costume contest, dine from food trucks and shop at local vendors. All proceeds from the event will benefit the DFW Pug Rescue Club.

Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185www.grapevinetexasusa.com

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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